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Two positions currently available: Marketing and Membership Coordinator | Graphic Designer III

Marketing and Membership Coordinator  

POSITION SUMMARY:
Serve as an advocate for youth, general membership and recreational activities marketing. Act as a liaison to the program manager and various alliances and/or committees to build marketing programs and material that will reach youth with messaging about the American Quarter Horse and a healthy horse lifestyle; build sustainable membership marketing campaigns through various channels; and work with the program manager to brand and establish AQHA’s recreational riding activities as wholesome, family oriented activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing all outreach and marketing activities, campaigns, and strategies to promote the American Quarter Horse to youth groups and audiences under the age of 18. This can be done through a combination of personal contacts, brochures, mailings, public presentations, special events, the Internet, social media and using Take Me Riding as a tool.
  • Build AQHA membership acquisition and retention programs and marketing campaigns.
  • Develop and implement outreach plans in conjunction with industry efforts such as Time to Ride.
  • Develop public relations and marketing campaigns for AQHA’s recreational riding activities and work with program manager to brand such activities as wholesome, leisure time endeavors.
  • Position the American Quarter Horse as the preferred breed in areas where youth are riding horses and outreach to organizations including but not limited to 4-H, National High School Rodeo, Pony Club of America and Little Britches Rodeo.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Education, Journalism or Public Relations
  • Two to five years of increasingly responsible relevant work experience; previous experience working with youth or building membership programs is desirable as is knowledge of the equine industry.

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@aqha.org by March 1, 2015.

Graphic Designer III

POSITION SUMMARY:
Produce a wide variety of materials for the American Quarter Horse Association and its publications to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as advertising, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Must be able to deliver high-quality, accurate production and design work on deadline, and within AQHA style guidelines.
  • Will assist in preflight, final ripping and delivery of publication files to the printer.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail a must.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.
  • Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
  • Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing.
  • Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
  • Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services.
  • Research new software or design concepts.

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@aqha.org by March 6, 2015.